LCBO Food & Drink Early Summer 2022
THE DARKER SIDE OF ROSÉ
Bright, Fresh and Lively These aromatically perfumed and floral rosés feature bright, juicy acidity and, often, lower alcohol. The colours are deeper but transparent— they practically shimmer in the glass. Some have a little residual sugar (sweetness) and even a touch of spritz, but they can be dry, too. PAIRINGS Oysters on the half shell, ceviche and sashimi are delicious matches, as are herb quiche or light pasta. Don’t overthink it! OCCASIONS For brunch, a light luncheon or an afternoon gathering with friends, these lively wines will add a little zip and let the sun shine in. Château la Tour de l’Évêque Rosé VINTAGES 319392, $19.95 A customer favourite, this rosé is a blend of red and white grapes led by Cinsault and Syrah. Zesty and berry-driven, it’s highly versatile with food. Aveleda Fonte Rosé LCBO 23758, $12.30 Bright acidity and refreshing spritz make this berry-forward rosé, at only 11% ABV, a great sipper with lighter fare. It’s made with a blend of local Portuguese grapes.
Doppio Passo Primitivo
Rosato IGT Puglia LCBO 23760, $10.95
This Lemon Basil Seafood Pasta combines all the essential elements (fresh seafood, fragrant herbs, and a little wine) for a delicious match with these bright and fresh rosés. Find this recipe at lcbo.com/fdearlysummer22
The Primitivo (Zinfandel) grape yields a brightly coloured rosé that sings with red currant and cranberry. Its slight sweetness works beautifully with seafood and fresh herbs.
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